Office of the Vice President for Research

Internal Funding Opportunities

This table lists the internal funding opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.

  • For more information on any opportunity click the program title to open the sponsor's website in a new window.
  • To jump to a specific month, follow the links right above the table. Opportunities with ongoing deadlines accept applicants year round while opportunities with multiple deadlines have more than one deadline during each calendar year.
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Colleges/units can use this page to advertise internal opportunities. If you have an internal funding opportunity you'd like to list here, please send the title, deadline, brief description, and a URL for more information to Nicole Herbenson, herbe074@umn.edu or facgrant@umn.edu.

SponsorTitleMax AwardCategoryEligibilityDeadline
Public Engagement, Office of (OPE)President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award$15,000Community Outreach / Public EngagementU of M Faculty, P&AApril 2016
Masonic Cancer CenterBrainstorm Awards$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterHourglass Integrative Therapies Cancer Research Award$25,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterMinnesota Chemoprevention Consortium MC2 Award$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterSPORE-Program-Project-Planning (SP3) Award$100,000/year x 3 yearsCancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterTranslational Working Group Awards$25,000-$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterCETI Translational Research Grants$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Planning Grant Program$10,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesApril 2017
Women's CenterCharlotte Striebel Equity Award$1,000Diversity, Equity and AdvocacyU of M Faculty, StaffApril 2017
Women's CenterMullen/Spector/Truax Women's Leadership Award$1,500LeadershipU of M Women Faculty, StaffApril 2017
Women's CenterSara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar / Leader Award$5,000GeneralU of M Women FacultyApril 2017
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)Translational Grant Program$50,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyApril 2017
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)University (Faculty) Research Grant Program$100,000InterdisciplinaryU of M FacultyApril 2017
Academic Health Center (AHC)AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Uganda$25,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterDriven to Discover State Fair Grants$7,500Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterMezin-Koats Colon Cancer Research Award$25,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterMezin-Koats Colon Cancer Research Award$25,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterTranslational Breast Cancer Award$25,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersApril 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterAmerican Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant$30,000Cancer ResearchJunior U of M FacultyApril 2018
U of MN Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH)MN-REACH$50,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyAugust 2017
Mayo Clinic - U of MMinnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics$1,000,000Human HealthMayo Clinic & U of M FacultyAugust 2017
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Partnership Grant Program$50,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesDecember 2017
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Faculty Planning Grant Program$10,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthU of M FacultyDecember 2017
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultyFebruary
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)Translational Product Development Fund$200,000Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic & U of M FacultyFebruary 2017
Center for WritingInterdisciplinary Studies of Writing Grants$6,000Writing ResearchU of M Faculty, P&AFebruary 2017
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Minnesota Futures Grant Program$250,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, Research Staff, Grad StudentsFebruary 2017
Pediatrics, Department ofMasonic Cross-Departmental Grants in Children’s Health Research$200,000InterdisciplinaryRefer to postingFebruary 2017
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)Driven to Discover Grants$5,000Human HealthUMN or community investigators or UMN/community organization collaborationsJanuary 2016
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)Child Health Collaborative Grant Award$200,000Clinical ResearchU of M FacultyJanuary 2016
Equity, Diversity and Advocacy, Institute of (IDEA)Multicultural Research Awards$7,000Diversity, Equity and AdvocacyU of M FacultyJanuary 2016
Academic Health Center (AHC)AHC Seed Grants Program$30,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyJanuary 2017
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityAHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Guangxi, China$25,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyJanuary 2018
Masonic Cancer CenterDriven to Discover at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair$7,500Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersJanuary 2018
Women's CenterGender Equity Grants$2,000Multicultural / Gender ProjectsU of M Faculty, Staff, StudentsJune 2017
Academic Health Center (AHC)Faculty Research Development Grant Program$200,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyJune 2017
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Research Infrastructure Investment Program$50,000 - $1 millionInfrastructureU of M FacultyMarch 2016
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs$40,000Minnesota Based ProjectsU of M FacultyMarch 2017
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)Faculty Interactive Research ProgramSee sponsor for detailsMinnesota Based ProjectsU of M FacultyMarch 2017
Equity and Diversity, Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for (OED)Equity and Diversity Transformation Awards$5,000Institutional Equity & DiversityU of M Faculty, StaffMay 2016
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests CenterMITPPC 2017 Request for Proposals$600,000Environment / Natural ResourcesU of M Faculty & Post DocsMay 2017
Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health2017 Collaborative Seed Grant Program$20,000Children, Youth, and FamilyJunior U of M Faculty, Post Docs, Research AssociatesMay 2017
Academic Health Center (AHC)AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Thailand $25,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyMay 2017
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA)International Travel Grants$1,000 - $5,000International Projects / TravelU of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and ResearchersMultiple
Center for Healthy African American Men through PartnershipsResearch Projects on Disparities in African American Men’s Health throughout the Life Course$75,000Translational ResearchU of M FacultyNovember 2016
Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of the SR VP forImagine Fund Special Events Grant Program$100,000Arts & HumanitiesU of M Faculty- Tenured/ Tenure-trackNovember 2017
Humanities Without Walls ConsortiumThe Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate$142,000Collaborative ResearchU of M Faculty- Tenured/ Tenure-trackOctober 2017
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityGlobal Health Faculty Travel Awards$3,000International Projects / TravelAHC FacultyOctober 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterAmerican Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant$30,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersOctober 2017
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultySeptember
Mayo Clinic - U of MMinnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics$1,000,000Health SciencesMayo Clinic & U of M FacultySeptember 2016
Center for Healthy African American Men through PartnershipsDisparities Scholars ProgramSee sponsor for detailsTranslational ResearchU of M Faculty, Grad Students, and Post DocsSeptember 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterPre-R01 Pilot Grants$100,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersSeptember 2017
Masonic Cancer CenterMinnesota Cancer Centers Partnership Award$100,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersSeptember 2017
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